AFFIRMATION CREATES POWER by Orison Swett Marden – Part 3 of 3
Part 3 of 3
Constant Affirmation to Overcome Fear and Attract Desires
you can strengthen it by constant affirmation.
If you are a coward anywhere in your nature
(and most people are),
you can strengthen courage by constantly affirming
that you are absolutely fearless, that you are courageous,
that nothing can harm you.
Reason that fear is simply the sense of danger, and
when you have perfect confidence
in the great Creator’s purpose,
when you trust it implicitly, there will be not cause for fear.
If you have convinced yourself that there is only one great cause, that the opposite must be a delusion, you will gradually lose the sense of fear and gain the courage you desire.
Every time you feel a sense of fear come over you say: “I am absolutely fearless; there is nothing to fear; fear is not a reality; it is not the truth of being. It is only the absence of courage, based upon ignorance of the great cause.”
Emerson knew the virtue of this philosophy when he said:
“Nerve us with incessant affirmation. Don’t bark against the bad, but chant the beauties of the good.”
Stoutly determine not to harbor anything in the mind which you do not wish to become real in your life.
Shun poisoned thought, ideas which depress and make you unhappy, as instinctively as you avoid physical danger of any kind. Do not entertain a discordant or an unhappy thought, or a thought of weakness and misery, but replace all these with cheerful, hopeful, optimistic thoughts.
When you feel out of sorts, blue, discourage, disheartened if you form the habit of suggesting to yourself some agreeable or pleasant subject, to dwell upon or thing about, or take up some word or idea which will suggest pleasure, happiness, and harmony, you will be surprised to see how quickly you can change the whole course of your thought, and when this is changed, the feeling will change also.
You will increase your courage and confidence, and this is half the battle. You will soon find that your environment will begin to change. Hope will brighten, you will have a healthier outlook upon life. Then thought, instead of depressing your mind, will be a perpetual tonic of encouragement, and light will soon break and drive out the darkness.
All that you dream of, all that you yearn for and long to be, will be within your reach if you have the power to affirm sufficiently strong, if you can focus your faculties with sufficient intentness on a single purpose.
It is concentration upon the thing you wish that brings it to you, whether it is health, money, or position.
Constantly affirm that which you wish, hold it persistently in the thought, concentrate all the power of your mind upon it, and when the mind is sufficiently positive and creative the desired thing will come to you as certainly as a stone will come to the earth, when left free in the air, through the attracting influence of gravitation.
You make yourself a magnet to draw the condition you wish.
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AFFIRMATION CREATES POWER by Orison Swett Marden